This square is made for the “Anja blokkies Trooskombers” crochet group’s sixth anniversary.
This Facebook group was formed in memory of Anja Steyn Jansen van Vuuren, who passed on 22 January 2014.
Anja, her mom, Katinka and sister, Marike were all members of a Facebook crochet group. On her passing, Katinka posted a purple granny square with a red heart stitched on with large white stitches informing everyone on the page of her passing. Purple was her favourite colour and the red heart with white stitching symbolised the heart surgery Anja had.
A member suggested that each member of the group crochet a 20cm square, which when put together would create a comfort blanket (“trooskombers”) for Katinka and her family. Hundreds of squares came from around the world.
It was decided that the group should remain open and blankets be made for families who are suffering the loss of a loved one. Each blanket is made in the favourite colours of the deceased and has their name on it. Anyone can make a square of their choice and as many squares as they wish, however, they should be exactly 20cm to allow them to be stitched together creating beautiful comfort blankets.
To find out more about the group or join click here: https://www.facebook.